Success Stories

This is what we are all about. When we place a dog in a great home, everyone in the rescue is elated. Nothing feels better than helping our dogs on their journey to find a forever home where they can love and be loved.

We thank every one of our adoptive families for opening their hearts and homes to our dogs.

These are the most recent MAGSR Success Stories. Success Stories reported prior to 2016 can be found here.

Posted: 01/02/2019

Hello, MAGSR!

Say hello to Harley (Maize). 

As you can see, she is part of our family now. Her best friend is Jaxon, another German Shepherd rescue puppy. 

Dakota, the old boy above, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Harley is approx 4 yrs old now, she loves her toys and bones, and plays with Jaxon incessantly. 


Posted: 12/28/2018
Max Max Max Max

Max has adjusted great. He is now fully potty trained with no accidents. He sleeps with his human mommy and daddy. He loves to cuddle at night. Max gets a little mischievous when no one is watching and he thinks he can get away with it. He stole a whole pizza off the counter one night OOPS.

Max loves his adopted sister Sadie so much. They run through the house all day and night playing together. When they nap they nap together. Sadie use to be much bigger than Max but Max has quickly flew past her. Max still thinks he is a lap dog though. He gets a little cranky when he gets sleepy and wants his naps. He loves his toys and playing ball. He isn't a huge fan of baths but loves to be dirty.  Our family is so much happier with MAX in it.


Posted: 12/28/2018
Rio Rio

We adopted Rio on March 19 2017.  Rio is an amazing dog and is perfect for our family.  He was definitely meant to be in a family with small kids.  He is gentle and protective of his “little people”.  After training at Sit Means Sit he does awesome on and off leash.  

Posted: 12/25/2018
 Here is Delilah with our daughter (her fav human) playing in the backyard.  Delilah playing in the snow. Delilah thinking she is a small dog and looking out the window. Delilah waiting for the tennis ball to be thrown (she loves the tennis ball!) Delilah waiting again for the tennis ball with her puppy brother.

We adopted our puppy, Delilah, in March at 8 weeks old. She has grow into a lovely lady and we just love her to pieces.

She forgets how big she is and loves to snuggle on your lap. 

She loves being with her family whether is a quick car ride or a trip to the beach.

Thank you for bringing us to our girl! 

Posted: 12/22/2018
Nashville Nashville Nashville

We adopted Nashville (FKA Zoey) in January of 2016, She has developed into quite a character who loves everyone including her fur sibling sister and loves swimming, playing ball and eating, LOL!  And, we are happy to say, she did grow into those ears!


Debbie Thompson

Posted: 12/21/2018
Lukie & Riley

We adopted Riley May 25, 2015. He was infested with mange and has still has serious skin allergies. He is a sweet boy, very active and lives a nice life on the water in St. Michaels with his little brother Lucas. Riley prefers tennis balls to anything else, but loves to go down on the beach with his Mom and help find oysters! In summer, he prefers lounging in the swimming pool. He is 5 ½ years old and weighs 85 lbs. now.

Lucas is a tri-pawed mixed pup, who was also infested with mange at first, but which is all cleared up now (with exception of a few remaining small scars on his snout). Picture is of when he first arrived to us Oct. 7 2015. He had a little malformed wing where the leg should have been, and once it was removed, all was better. He is 3 ½ now and weighs 65 lbs.  Lucas runs amazingly fast, and loves to chase and herd his big brother. He really rules the roost! He also does love to chase our squirrels but the squirrels never seem to be too worried about him. Our challenge will be keeping weight off of him so that his legs don’t get over stressed.

We appreciate all that the good folks at MAGSR do and hope to continue to support you!

Posted: 12/21/2018
Karma Karma Karma Karma

Karma was adopted from MAGSR in August of 2016 at about age 3 and a half. She has since settled in very nicely. She aims to please, play and go wherever I go. I take her on car rides when the setting permits. She jumps right in the car excited for every little adventure. Karma is very well behaved and gets full range of the house while I am at work. Karma is now about 5 years old and I am so happy that I adopted her. She constantly makes me laugh with her quirky personality and goofy traits. Next Summer I am planning to teach her how to sit on a large kayak with me while I paddle. I anticipate a lot of goofiness and laughs before we get it down, but I have a hunch she'll be able to figure it out. Karma has also helped foster about 6 dogs from Lab Rescue which she enjoys since there's extra play time! We have bonded very well over the last year and a half. She has become good friends with my parent's two (Doe- black Lab and Dusty- Dachshund/Beagle). Last Christmas Doe crossed the rainbow bridge and since then Karma and dusty have become two peas in a pod. Dusty feels like she has a pal and someone that has her back, which is wonderful. In Dusty's eyes, Karma is the "muscle" and Dusty is the "talk."  I am so thankful for MAGSR bringing us together. I needed Karma and she needed me and apparently so did Dusty. 


Ellen Martin

Posted: 12/20/2018
Maximus (FKA Chase)
Maximus (FKA Chase)

Few update pics from Maximus (FKA Chase) attached from when he became a "big brother" a few weeks ago. He has done wonderfully in his new role and never leaves "his" baby's side, he's with her at all times.

Bill and Megan

Posted: 12/20/2018
Vivo Vivo Vivo

Vivo is a sweet boy, he loves to be hugged and to sleep on my lap.  He is also, an energizer puppy.  The love of his life is a loud squicky blue ball, which he loves chasing.  

Vivo is a great car traveler and hiker.  When hiking, Vivo is learning to stay on the path, when to lead, and when to follow.  I am also working on camping with him, we have done a few backyard camping trips to pepper for future overnight hikes. Off leash he does his best to obey commands but mostly wants to play.  

We do visit local dog parks, such as the Maryland City Dog Park, Quiet Waters Dog Park &  Beach, to include some of the local military base beaches.  It does take him some time to warm up to the other dogs but after a while, he enjoys chasing and playing. He is not a fan of the water but on hot days he does enjoy a swim in his little yellow dog vest. 

I have been complimented multiple times on his looks to include how well he behaves.   

Posted: 12/17/2018

Jackson is doing great in his new home!  He loves going for walks, playing outside, riding in the car and spending time with Kristen.  He has brought much happiness to our family.  He is always ready for Christmas and has even visited Santa.

Posted: 12/15/2018

I adopted Xena (AKA Xena Beena) Aug 7 and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  She is such a blessing.  She's really come out of her shell and makes me laugh all the time.  We call her wild woman when she gets her crazy period and tears through the house and yard.  She loves to go for walks and rides, especially when we go see grandma and grandpa.  She also loves to play with her toys (and her bone), and really likes un-stuffing them.  She found her FUR-EVER home!  I can't imagine life without her.

Posted: 12/14/2018
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Remington (fka Tank)

Posted: 12/13/2018

Nikia (shortened to Kia) became a member of our family in April 2018 and has fit in perfectly.  She is truly such a blessing.  She is such a loving, sweet and well behaved girl!  She follows her daddy around all the time and gets along great with all three of our little girls.  She enjoys playing outside, waiting at the bus stop, and doing a whole lot of sleeping.  She's our "fluffy bear" and we love her very much!

Posted: 12/12/2018

A little over a year ago, we met this very calm, very laid back, very friendly MAGSR pup named Kimbra. She was our second or third foster. It didn’t take long for her to become foster fail #1. Kimbra runs on Kimbra time which a little slower paced than most. She will do most any command you ask of her, but she’s going to make sure you know she’ll do it at her pace. At obedience training, we had to slightly adjust the time allowed to complete the commands. She enjoyed her leisurely lifestyle and got along fairly well with a string of awesome fosters whose path crossed through our home….just as long as they knew she was the alpha. She absolutely loved Olaf, Windsor, Berl (Bacon) and Ralph from day one. The others…well she agreed to tolerate them.

   Then one day last August, this little tornado showed up at her house and things got exciting. Axel had found his forever home after I had walked him for about five minutes at the MAGSR kennel. Axel does everything like his hair is on fire. He is a very good listener and does excellent with off-leash voice commands…Kimbra not so much, after she gets about 25 yards away, she apparently goes deaf….which has made for some interesting unscheduled field trips, especially at the beach. Kimbra was initially wary of this hyper little ball of energy, but his charm and playfulness won her over and she actually began playing with him….all day long and for as long as we can tolerant them at night. They are now best of buds.

   Axels loves to be as close as possible to his humans and his Kimbra. Kimbra on the other hand likes to be close but a little distance suits her better. This seems to amuse Axel a great deal as he will lay down next to her with some body part touching her and she will then have to move enough to create some space between them…which forces Axel to move to regain physical contact…and so it continues until one of them concedes to the other.

   They are inseparable. I don’t believe Kimbra likes to admit it, but I think she really likes him. She will even initiate play time, which she never did with any of the other pups that stayed here. Personality-wise they are polar opposites, but they look to each other for everything they do. These two are an amazing part of our pack and I couldn't imagine our home without them. Thanks MAGSR for adding them to our lives!


Dave, Kathy, Kimbra and Axel

Posted: 12/12/2018

Nala is doing so well here in her New Home, She like toys and treats and some times one of my shoe’s lol   , She gives big kisses  and snuggles , She loves lazy days when we are all laying around , She loves the freedom of the yard , walks on the leash , Ans all the deer’s she can see and smell on our wooded property  . We feel like she has always been here with us . She has made a friend with our smaller dog Sandy they play and run together .We thank everyone involved  in this adoption , We could not have asked for better treatment and a better Dog .


Posted: 12/11/2018
Remi (fka Avery)
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This is Remi formerly known as Avery.

She is the best dog ever! So affectionate and smart. Her favorite thing is to snuggle with her mommy or daddy, but mostly mommy, on our giant bean bag. She’s still trying to figure out her kitty cat brother but with time they will be best friends. Remi loves to go for walks and meet everyone with a wagging tail and a friendly lick.

We thank MAGSR so much for rescuing her and letting us adopt her!

P.S.- we would LOVE to see how her siblings are growing!

Posted: 12/11/2018

We adopted "Action JAXSON" from MAGSR 6 months ago, he has been a great addition to our family. He can be a little clumsy; because he doesn't realize how big he is (106 lbs to be exact).

He is very loyal and obedient, house trained and most of all he loves to play with his rubber squeaky balls and toy bones. 

He enjoys walking regardless of the weather and he is my shadow while I am in the house, following me everywhere.

Julia S. Banks

Posted: 12/11/2018
Titan, Floyd & Karly
Titan & Floyd

Titan has been with us 3 months now and has become a big fluffy teddy bear who is playful and loving. He loves the other 2 dogs in our pack and can play non-stop with Floyd if we let him. He respects our 12 year old Karly and gives her her space.

Titan is very good inside the house. He loves playing with a ball in our back yard and enjoys his walks.

Arrowwood Shepherd training with Wes has been very beneficial. Titan now walks very well on a loose leash and obeys many commands. The only thing we need to work on is barking at our guests and training is helping with that.

We love Titan dearly and are so happy to have him as part of our pack and are working on training  him to be even more wonderful than he already is !

Thank you, Martha and George, Floyd and Karly

Posted: 12/11/2018
Mom! Time to play!!!

We adopted our crazy Kona girl on August 2017. She is an awesome addition to our family! Lots of fun, super smart, loves to learn, loves to snuggle, and is very vocal. Attached is a recent pic!

Posted: 12/11/2018
Baker and his crew
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We are so thrilled to have Baker as part of our family.  He has settled in fabulously and is happily playing with his brother and sister.  

We enjoy seeing him continuing to come out of his shell and show his personality (and every now and then even his voice).  It turns out he loves the snow, chicken, morning hellos, hikes and rear end scratches.  He follows commands, comes when he’s called, is happy to sit and shake and has the paw wiping ritual down pat.  

We’re looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas with him and watching him open his stocking.  

Happy holidays.